Israel Study Tour with Crossings Community Church

Apr 24 - May 7, 2022

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Trip Blog Posts

Day 10 - City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Davidson Center, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels

posted on Wednesday May 04 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Shalom!   We started our day with a devotional and time of worship. Our wonderful quartet led us in several songs, including Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Laura! During the devotion Terry covered Psalm 121, a song of ascent that was traditional sung as the Hebrews made their pilgrimage...

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Day 09 - Tue May 03

posted on Tuesday May 03 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Happy Tuesday! Today was our first day in Jerusalem and it did not disappoint.   MOUNT OF OLIVES / GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE   We began in the Mount of Olives and garden of Gethsemane. This area was both beautiful and peaceful. It is no wonder why Jesus would come here to pray and...

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Day 08 - Nazareth, Megiddo, Mount Carmel, & Caesarea Maritima

posted on Monday May 02 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Happy Monday! Today we had our last morning devotional by the Sea of Galilee and then departed to make our way toward Jerusalem. We made many stops today and saw some incredible sights.   NAZARETH Our first stop was in the town of Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus. We went to the top of...

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Day 07 - Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, & Tel Dan

posted on Monday May 02 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Boker Tov!! (Good morning!) Today was a great day!  We started with worship and a devotion beside the Sea of Galilee. Then we boarded the bus and drove to Katzrin.   Katzrin   Katzrin was an old village restored to replicate what it would have looked like in the time of...

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Day 06 - Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Bet She'an, Jordan River

posted on Sunday May 01 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

  Our day began with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. The weather was beautiful, cool and windy, and the ride itself was rather peaceful. The sea was relatively calm today, but we learned that waves within the Sea of Galilee are regularly 3-4 ft high and can get up to 6 ft high. We were also...

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Day 05 - Chorazin, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount Arbel

posted on Saturday Apr 30 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Shalom!   Today was our first full day in Galilee – we are walking where Jesus walked. Incredible!   After breakfast, we met on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and reflected on what we experienced in the desert and prepared us for what we would encounter in the days to come.   Korazim...

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Day 04 - Masada, En Gedi, Qumran

posted on Friday Apr 29 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

After a beautiful time of worship and a devotion on the beach this morning we headed straight to Masada.   MASADA   Masada is an incredibly large fortress at the top of a mountain built for Herod the Great. Herod was a brilliant, evil man with major paranoia. Under Roman authority,...

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Day 03 - Negev Desert, Bedouin Experience, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

posted on Thursday Apr 28 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Day 3 for us started with a morning devotional on the beach next to the Dead Sea. After recapping what we learned about and experienced yesterday, Terry encouraged us to set our minds on the Israelites and their time spent wandering in the desert. We then left the beautiful beach to see the conditions...

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Day 02 - Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah

posted on Wednesday Apr 27 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Our first full day began with a morning devotion in which Terry Feix encouraged us to consider 3 things: the people, the places, and the promises. The people - our spiritual ancestors, a people whose faith was formed through hardship. The places – how a deeper understanding of the geography...

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Day 01 - Arrived Safely in Israel

posted on Tuesday Apr 26 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Shalom! We’ve all made it to Israel a bit jet lagged, but safely. (And most of us made with with our luggage.) We’re all excited but we’re off to bed to get a good night’s rest. We have to be packed and on the bus bright and early tomorrow to see Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh,...

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Day 00 - Arrived Safely in Israel

posted on Monday Apr 25 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Shalom! We’ve all made it to Israel a bit jet lagged, but safely. (And most of us made with with our luggage.) We’re all excited but we’re off to bed to get a good night’s rest. We have to be packed and on the bus bright and early tomorrow to see Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh,...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday Mar 14 2022 at 8:55 pm UTC

Our trip will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family, to not only bring you along...

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